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This hostel provides the following facilities:
Classroom/Educational meeting room
Credit cards accepted
En suite rooms available
Group catering available
Library / Quiet room
Picnic lunch available
Private rooms available
Self-catering dining room
Suitable for families
Under 3s welcome
About YHA Hawkshead
This family-friendly grade II listed Regency style building, in a glorious setting overlooking tranquil Esthwaite Water, is an ideal base for cheap family breaks, school trips and activity breaks. Great for walking and cycling holidays, nearby Grizedale Forest also offers some of the country’s best routes if you're looking for a mountain biking holiday. Explore the surrounding Beatrix Potter country from here, or there’s easy access to the southern fells and Lake Windermere. Enjoy good food and local ales in the hostel’s comfortable restaurant. This hostel offers Camping Pods. Enjoy luxury camping without the luxury price tag.
Delicious evening meals are available from the hostel's restaurant. Have a look at a sample menu of what we have to offer here.
Please note that during some periods, certain facilities at the hostel will not be available to our pod and camping guests. Please contact YHA Hawkshead for more information.
YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA Hawkshead!
Need to know
When YHA Hawkshead has sole use bookings, the campsite and the pod village are still available, however there will be no access to the hostel facilities. There will still be access to the camping toilet and shower facilities, as well as the camping wash-up area. When booking camping or camping pods at YHA Hawkshead, please contact the hostel directly to check whether this is the case.
07.30 - 22.30
Hostel Closing Times:
Is the hostel open every day of the year?
- Great for family activity breaks and some of the best cycling and mountain biking holidays that England has to offer. After an active day in the south Lakes, relax on the veranda, overlooking the expansive gardens and tranquil Esthwaite Water.
YHA Exclusive Hire
Offering 2 buildings to exclusively hire, YHA Hawkshead offers stunning view overlooking Esthwaite Water and providing great access to Grizedale Forest - perfect for those wanting to explore the area on bike or by foot
Book YHA Hawkshead (Main Building) and enjoy the stunning views over Esthwaite Water.
Alternatively, Book YHA Hawkshead (Courtyard) and enjoy the extensive woodland at the back of the building - great for exploring with children.